New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to cut wait times and reduce train crowding in 2019. The MTA announced that more trains will be added to the 6 ad 7 lines giving Brooklyn and Queens riders faster service with the increased train levels in and out of Manhattan. The service changes will start in April 2019 to help assist with the void left by the L train shutdown.
“It’s extremely important for us to get the subway service alternatives right during the L tunnel reconstruction project, because we plan to accommodate up to 80 percent of diverted L riders on other subway lines,” said MTA NYC Transit President Andy Byford. “By adding service on the 7 line to prepare for more customers, we’re making sure that once the tunnel work begins, Brooklyn riders can get to where they need to go while Queens customers get the service they depend upon.”
The additional train times will primarily service the rush hour commute early mornings between 8 am and 11 am. for more details visit MTA.info.